Unit 1: Thermal, nuclear and electrical physics
Topic 1: Heating processes
1 Kinetic particle model and heat flow
2 Temperature and specific heat capacity
3 Phase changes and specific latent heat
4 Energy conservation in calorimetry
5 Energy in systems—mechanical work and efficiency
Topic 2: Ionising radiation and nuclear reactions
6 Nuclear model and stability
7 Spontaneous decay and half-life
8 Energy and mass defect
Topic 3: Electrical circuits
9 Current, potential difference and energy flow
11 Circuit analysis and design
Unit 2: Linear motion and waves
Topic 1: Linear motion and force
13 Linear motion
14 Newton’s laws of motion
Topic 2: Waves
16 Wave properties
The dot point approach fully covers the content, formula and mandatory practicals in the syllabi.
Breakout boxes provide springboards for investigating Science as a Human Endeavour (SHE), while reinforcing key terms and key formula.
Scaffolds at the end of each unit support the development of the key skills required to complete the mandatory assessment tasks.
Exam practice at the end of each chapter and unit develop exam skills and help students retain knowledge.